Catoxophylla cyanauges Turner, 1945
COSSIDAE ,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Catoxophylla cyanauges
(Photo: courtesy of Lyn Massam, Mullewa, Western Australia)

The adult male moths of this species are brown, with rows of black spots on the forewings. The costas and the inner margins of the wings are sinuously curved. The body is dark brown, with a blue sheen on the head and thorax. The males have a wingspan is about 9 cms.

The females have under-developed wings and are flightless. They are grey with black spots on their vestigial forewings. The females have a body length of about 9 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Cossidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 56 (1945), p. 49, No. 3.


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    (written 13 January 2017)